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Department of Housing Accuses Springfield Property Manager of Discrimination Based on Sex

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing a Springfield based development company and its property manager of discrimination on the basis of sex.

According to the report, the HOD says Second Bell Trust and the manager, Jimmie Bell, discriminated against a female tenant on the basis of her gender.

Officials say Bell requested sexual favors from the woman in exchange for her rent, made unwanted sexual advances on her and touched her inappropriately.

The HUD is accusing Second Bell Trust and Bell of violating the Fair Housing Act.

The case will be overseen by a United States Administrative Law Judge.